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Skitube Alpine Railway, The Environmentally Friendly Passage To Perisher Blue (11-May-08)

PERISHER, NSW, MAY 11, 2008 - Perisher Blue's Skitube Alpine Railway was deemed the most efficient and environmentally acceptable method for travelling to Perisher Blue

Perisher Blue's Skitube Alpine Railway was deemed the most efficient and environmentally acceptable method for travelling to Perisher Blue as long as 20 years ago when the cog/rack train system was built.


$10,000 In Terrain Park Upgrades At Perisher Blue! (07-May-08)

PERISHER, NSW, MAY 7, 2008 - To further cement Perisher Blue’s reputation as providing the leading terrain parks in Australia

To further cement Perisher Blue’s reputation as providing the leading terrain parks in Australia, the resort has committed to pouring $10,000 into terrain park upgrades for the upcoming 2008 season.

The investment will deliver impressive new features including an S-box, table box, battleship box and an 8m round bar rail. There may also be a new 12m down flat down rail.


Construction Commences On Whistler Blackcomb's Peak 2 Peak Gondola (07-May-08)

WHISTLER, BC, May 7, 2008 - Second Phase of Construction Begins With Trans-Atlantic Sailing of Cable Spools

After a snowy six month hiatus, construction on Whistler Blackcomb’s Peak 2 Peak Gondola has commenced, with completion of the record breaking lift slated for this December, just before the busy winter season swings into high gear.

Phase one of the two-year construction schedule concluded last November with the two tallest towers completed, and concrete poured for the foundations of the remaining two towers.


Lower Emissions, Sensible Car Parking Under New Plan (04-May-08)

CORONET PEAK - Incentives to car pool, disincentives to drive alone and hitching posts are all part of the Coronet Peak Vehicle Reduction Plan

Incentives to car pool, disincentives to drive alone and hitching posts are all part of the Coronet Peak Vehicle Reduction Plan to be introduced this winter.

The plan is designed to help reduce demand for car parking on the mountain while also reducing fuel consumption.


Virgin Blue Paxs (01-May-08)

FALLS CREEK, VIC, MAY 1, 2008 - An abrupt transition from pleasant Autumn weather to record-breaking low temperatures has created an avalanche of calls

An abrupt transition from pleasant Autumn weather to record-breaking low temperatures has created an avalanche of calls to the Falls Creek-based reservation centres.

The weather boffins at  weatherzone.com.au  suggest it (the very chilly bout of sub zero temperatures)  is a positive indication the 2008 snow season could be even better than last year which started with good snowfalls.

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Out Of The Blue (01-May-08)

PERISHER,NSW, MAY 1, 2008 - A true winter scene...and 36 days to go!

A true winter scene...and 36 days to go!
It certainly feels like winter has arrived early after the current cold snap that delivered 10-15cm of snow across the resort on Sunday and Monday. With temperatures remaining well below zero, Perisher Blue employees and visitors to the resort have been greeted with magical scenes on their way to work as snow continues to blanket the mountains.


Winners Of The 2008 Launch Your Band Competition Announced (30-Apr-08)

PERISHER BLUE, NSW, APRIL 30, 2008 - Sydney-based band 'Burn the Drama' has taken out this year's Perisher Blue Launch Your Band competition

Sydney-based band ‘Burn the Drama’ has taken out this year’s Perisher Blue Launch Your Band competition with its indie-rock inspired song ‘Live in the Moment’.  

The competition, now in its second year, is designed to uncover unsigned bands, electronic groups, DJs, solo acts and anyone else looking to get their music out there.


Attention Big Thinkers: The 5th Annual Seek The Peak Relay Is Coming Soon (29-Apr-08)

GROUSE MOUNTAIN, BC, APRIL 29, 2008,  - It’s time to gear up for the 5th Annual Seek the Peak Relay hosted by Grouse Mountain to be held on July 6th

It’s time to gear up for the 5th Annual Seek the Peak Relay hosted by Grouse Mountain to be held on July 6th. The event is a 16 km uphill climb for Rethink Breast Cancer and with an elevation gain of 4100 feet, the event is one to feel proud of accomplishing, not just for its difficulty but also for the many people it benefits.


Grouse Mountain's Refuge For Endangered Wildlife's Resident Grizzly Bears Grinder And Coola Emerge From Their Longest Hibernation To Date (28-Apr-08)

GROUSE MOUNTAIN, NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, APRIL 28, 2008 - Grinder and Coola, resident grizzly bears at Grouse Mountain’s Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, came out of hibernation on Friday

Grinder and Coola, resident grizzly bears at Grouse Mountain’s Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, came out of hibernation on Friday afternoon after their longest hibernation period to date. Extreme snow conditions and unseasonably cool temperatures have a big impact on the length of their hibernation. After digging through the snow covered entrance to their hibernation den, they came bounding out to frolic and wrestle for the rest of the afternoon.


It Feels Like Minus 13.1C At Falls Creek (Actual Minus 4.5C) According To www.weatherzone.com.au (28-Apr-08)

FALLS CREEK, VIC, APRIL 28, 2008 - A vigerous cold front has transformed Victoria's largest alpine resort into a mid-winter, picture-postcard winter wonderland

A vigerous cold front has transformed Victoria's largest alpine resort into a mid-winter, picture-postcard winter wonderland with a blanket of 20cm of snow. And more (snow) is forecast over the next 24 hours.

Yesterday's wild weather allowed skiers to make their first turns of the winter season at Falls Creek.


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